Japan-Trains- 2016 & 2017

On two recent trips to Japan for a photography workshop, we took a large number of Shinkansen (bullet trains), commuter trains, subways, and trolleys to reach our various destinations. Since the trains are punctual and frequent, the Japanese use them every day. As we waited in stations, and on the trains, I saw the "train culture" in many forms and photographed the people in situations that I thought exemplified this culture.

Digital PhotographyPhotojournalism
"Salarymen" on Shinkansen (bullet train) to Hiroshima (Japan 2016-2922) ©Neil A. Meyerhoff 2016
Tokyo subway station (Japan 2016-15) ©Neil A Meyerhoff 2016
Woman in kimono amid busy Nagoya train station (Japan 2016-379) ©Neil A Meyerhoff 2016
People inside and outside of smoking room on Nagoya train platform (Japan 2016-406) ©Neil A Meyerhoff 2016
School girls rushing through Kyoto train station (Japan 2016-468) ©Neil A Meyerhoff 2016
Four school girls on Kyoto commuter train (Japan 2016-1093) ©Neil A Meyerhoff 2016
Women waiting at local Kyoto station for commuter train (Japan 2016-1096) ©Neil A Meyerhoff 2016
Five Japanese Railways (JR) train crew on train from Kyoto to Nara (Japan 2016-1156) © Neil A Meyerhoff 2016
School girl waiting for train at local Nara Prefecture station (Japan 2016-1291) © Neil A Meyerhoff 2106
Commuters at local Otsu train station, Kyoto Prefecture (Japan 2016-1112) ©Neil A Meyerhoff 2016
Man hanging posters at local Otsu station, Kyoto Prefecture (Japan 2016-1120) ©Neil A Meyerhoff 2016
Man with cane walking slowly through main Kyoto station (Japan 2016-2694) ©Neil A Meyerhoff 2016
Shinto priest exiting Shinkansen train at Kyoto station (Japan 2016-2854) ©Neil A Meyerhoff 2016
Two men waiting for Shinkansen train at Kyoto station (Japan 2016-2908) ©Neil A Meyerhoff 2016
Happy JR ticket helper at Miyajima ferry/train transfer station (Japan 2016-3864) ©Neil A Meyerhoff 2016
Two girls taking selfie on commuter train into Hiroshima (Japan 2016-3888) ©Neil A Meyerhoff 2016
Young girl  looking at me taking her photo on commuter train into Hiroshima (Japan 2016-3915) ©Neil A Meyerhoff 2016
Two children with their mother on trolley from Hiroshima to Miyajima ferry station (Japan 2016-4232) ©Neil A Meyerhoff 2016
Two women engaged with their smartphones on trolley from Hiroshima to Miyajima ferry station (Japan 2016-4280) ©Neil A Meyerhoff 2016

`Couple with Baby, Tokyo subway (Japan 2017-496) ©Neil A Meyerhoff 201b

Three businessmen on Tokyo subway (Japan 2017-514) ©Neil A Meyerhoff 2017

Female conductor announcing next station, Hirazumi, Iwate Prefecture (Japan 2017-1230) ©Neil A Meyerhoff 2017

Pregnant woman on platform, Kitakami, Akita Prefecture (Japan 2017-3173) ©Neil A Meyerhoff 201w

Two women staring upward, Tokyo subway (Japan 2017-5228) ©Neil A Meyerhoff 2017

People looking at cellphones while waiting for train, Tokyo Station (Japan 2017-5891) ©Neil A Meyerhoff 2017

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